With all due respect, your blog piece about Lightroom and DNG is unsubstantiated nonsense, and does you no justice.
If you have any familiarity with the program at all you would note that DNG is the lingua franca of Lightroom. Want to edit a file and transfer it to another editing program as a raw, but retaining all metadata edits? Just export it from Lightroom as a DNG.
Yes you can also do this using proprietary raw formats and XMP sidecars, but the ability of DNG to retain both the complete raw data as well as editing metatdata betweern applications is unique.
Let me thank you again for hosting this incredible forum where people bring differing opinions, but debate with astonishing courtesy and a total lack of personal attacks.
In the past, I have received some very angry hate mail about my position concerning DNG, and I am thankful to see someone disagreeing with me so politely.
As you are aware, my opinions are the result of a certain maturing. Before writing my pieces, I did some technical research, and took the pulse of the industry:
I have looked through the DNG specs when they were published, and I have played with dcraw, which is source code incorporated in many programs that input Raw files.
I then briefly discussed some of the technical issues involved in the Adobe Raw conversion model with Thomas Knoll, of Photoshop, and also talked at considerable length about some technical stuff with Christian Poulsen, the hands-on CEO of Hassleblad, who opted out of DNG.
Thank you for letting me take what you say under careful consideration, and think about it before I publish my forthcoming analytical piece about Lightroom. As you know I like to market my writing as that of a controversialist, and like to defend positions which appear at first glance quite absurd.
Today's image (Lion's Mane Medusa) is remarkable and certainly does you credit as a photographer. Unfortunately I do not have your skills with a camera.
PS. At no point do I say that DNG is bad. I'm just saying that when it came out it was presented to the public, by Adobe, as a "universal" Raw format, but it hasn't caught on with the camera makers. I'm sure it does meet Adobe's own needs for Lightroom perfectly, as if it had been designed for them And I do say that Adobe has listened to its customers when building Lightroom, and that I believe it will be a bestseller !